Opinions Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake
This is the FULL OpEd in WAPO by Senate Majority Leader ‘Moscow’ Mitch McConnell. It is a telling opinion in a TOP TIER print media outlet in the US. MUST READ.. 😳😊
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Capitol Hill on Feb. 26. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)
By Mitch McConnell
Oct. 18, 2019 at 5:04 p.m. GMT-3
Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, is majority leader of the U.S. Senate.
Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria is a grave strategic mistake. It will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances. Sadly, the recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I have worked with three presidential administrations to fight radical Islamist terrorism. I have distilled three principal lessons about combating this complex threat.
Lesson No. 1 is that the threat is real and cannot be wished away. These fanatics threaten American interests and American lives. If permitted to regroup and establish havens, they will bring terror to our shores.